Dr. Roger Lloyd Sanders

June 11, 2014 • Obituaries


Sanders-1 Sanders-2A memorial service for Dr. Roger Lloyd Sanders, 67, will be at 3:30 p.m., Friday, June 13, 2014, at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home with Pastor Ron Fuller officiating. Roger went to be with his lord after a lengthy illness, surrounded by his family on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Burial to follow at South Park Veterans Cemetery with Military Honors. The family will be accepting visitation Thursday, June 12, 2014, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Roger was born October 2, 1946, in Roswell, NM to Roger and Willie Mae Sanders. Roger served proudly for his [auth] country, in the U.S. Navy. Roger and Merlene were married in 1971. He attended Cleveland Chiropractic College and received his degree in 1975. He was also a member of Roswell Sertoma and Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Roger is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Merlene Sanders of Roswell, NM; his son, Allen Sanders and wife Noma of Las Cruses, NM; daughter, Page Chandler and husband Lee Williams of Roswell, NM; grandchildren: Hannah, Matthew, Ryan, Sidney, Zachary, Brittany, Jessica, Becca; brother, Stanley and Jeanette Sanders of Kirtland, NM; sister, Shirley and Virgil Owen of Corona, NM; brother, Gary and Sylvia Sanders of Arrey, NM; sister, Marsha and Gary Skinner of Lovington, NM; brother, Mike Sanders from NM; sister, Susie and Raymond Payne of Farmington, NM.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Roger Stanley Sanders and Willie Mae Brooks Sanders.

Pallbearers are Wayne Sanders, Stanley Jr. Sanders, Jeremy Skinner, Burt Sanders, Dirk Sanders, Mark Sanders, and Rick Sanders.

Honorary Pallbearers are James Sanders, Virgil Owen, Fred Williams, Raymond Payne, Gary Skinner, and Johnny Elliot.

Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online register book at

Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

Every Day and Every Night,

When You Feel The Need

To Hold Me Tight

Just Blow A Kiss Into The Sky,

For I Will Be That Close By.

In The Heavens Throughout The Day,

Watch Over You And Hear You Pray.

I See You Smile And Shed A Tear,

For You Know That I’m Still Near.

I’m The Angel Of Your Eye,

Your Angel In The Sky

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